National Book Festival!

I’m packing up tonight to head out early in the morning to travel to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.!  I cannot wait.  After an exceptionally tough week at work and being treated for strep throat, this is exactly what I need.  I’m making plans to listen to John Irving, Judy Blume, Jeannette Wells, […]

2009 National Book Festival Authors Announced!!!

Through Facebook, I noticed that the authors for the 2009 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. have been announced.  Thank God I was sitting down when I read it!  Click here for the link to the site which contains the entire list.  The following are the ones I’m absolutely thrilled and excited about: TEENS & […]

#177 ~ Belong to Me ~ Review and Giveaway

Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos Cornelia, a died in the wool city girl, moves with her gorgeous, oncologist husband Teo to the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Unfortunately, her prejudices about suburban life become reality almost instantaneously. No sooner had the couple moved in to their new house that nosy, opinionated neighbors, led […]

Sunday Salon ~ To D.C. and Back

I finally got my pictures back from my trip to D.C. earlier this month. I wish that I could say they were worth the wait, but they were most definitely not. I forgot to bring the digital camera with me, but was “lucky” enough to have an unused, cheap disposable camera I got at a […]

The Sunday Salon My Trip to the National Book Festival!

Yesterday, despite the muggy, slightly drizzly day, I had the most wonderful time at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.  The night before I thanked Target that my latest purse was huge.  It hard cover versions of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and Neverwhere, to hard cover copies of The Other Queen, and paperback versions […]

Meet Me in D.C.

As my regular readers are well aware, I’m a Philippa Gregory fanatic. To this day, two of my three most viewed posts by far are about reading her Tudor series in chronological order and my thoughts about Anne Boleyn’s rape scene in the film adaptation of The Other Boleyn Girl. When I received her newsletter […]